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- Youth sport programs in Lithuania are delivered in public and private sports schools, also by private sport clubs and various non-government organizations. However, a recent shift from public sector towards private sector has been observed. As a result, public-private partnerships in sport sector and, particularly, in youth sport program delivery, could be seen as a logical next step in strive for good governance. Private sector is mainly focused on utilization of sport facilities, while public sector – the owner of sport facilities – is mainly concerned with the economics of facility maintenance and additional income to offset budget reductions. Similarly to the findings of Legg and colleagues (2018), potential partnership efficiencies are not always realized due to a lack of goal alignment and limited resources. Using a qualitative interpretive approach, data were collected through online questionnaires from 8municipality representatives who were either the heads of sport division or had direct contact with youth sports programs. Research findings were constructed along three phases of partnership governance – formation, management, and outcomes. Study results provide insights into the advantages and disadvantages of public-private partnerships in youth sport delivery, as well as identify possible solutions towards increased effectiveness of collaboration in future. Multiple positive outcomes were identified by this study – from improved infrastructure, increased sport participation numbers to successful collaboration in event management and constructive influence on the establishment of a more efficient regulatory framework. And although, this research has not uncovered more systematic findings regarding public-private partnerships, it clearly proved that benefits outweighed shortcomings, thus, indicating future potential of such governance model.
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;Laskienė, SkaistėActa Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis : The 7th conference of Baltic Society of sport sciences : May 7 - 9, 2014 Tartu. Tartu : University of Tartu, 2014, vol. 20, suppl.., p. 76European Commission in the White Paper on Sport (2007) announced an initiative to develop a European statistical method for measuring the economic impact of sport as a basis for national statistical accounts for sport. EU Work Plan for Sport 2011-2014 argues the economic aspects of sport, in particular evidence based policy-making as a priority theme for EU level cooperation in sport. The aim of the theoretical research is to introduce with a current situation of the common efforts from EU and national institutions towards measurement of the contribution of sport to the economy. A document analysis method was applied. The contribution of sport to economy is measured by three indicators: revenue generated from sport activities and its share in the gross domestic product, employability, i.e. the number of employed persons and the economic value created by them, and the added value from sport related activities. An agreement at EU level is made to a unified economic sports market valuation methodology. Nevertheless a certain sporting activities and their role in the socirty by creating added values of the sports market ditfers. The economic impact of sports analysis to the national economy becomes important in the context of each country. There fore the efforts at national level both from governmental institutions (Ministries, national statistical offices) and sport bodies as well as co-ordination policy from European level both from responsible sport institutions as well Eurostat are needed for a common actions towards sustainable measurement process of the contribution of sport to the economy.